Nachman Krochmal

By Jay M. Harris,

Book cover of Nachman Krochmal: Guiding the Perplexed of the Modern Age

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"A well-organized and engaging read."
Religious Studies Review
The first in-depth look important nineteenth century Jewish thinker and historian. Well-written [and] well- researched."
The Jerusalem Post Magazine
"A significant contribution to our understanding of the rise of modern Judaism in its East European manifestation."
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I have been for years intrigued by the character of Nachman Krochmal, the Jewish Hegelian scholar of the eighteenth century who wrote in Hebrew, but I was never able to find a coherent analysis of the man, his works, and his times that made satisfying sense—until I read Harris’s study.

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